We can reveal which boats have made it on to the shortlist for the 2018 Motor Boat Awards

We can now reveal the shortlist of finalists for the 2018 Motor Boat Awards.

Choosing a new boat from the hundreds of craft on sale can be a bewildering process so every year we try to make that task easier by refining the market into nine categories and picking one winner from a shortlist of finalists.

The crowning of our winners will take place at the Motor Boat of the Year Awards ceremony on January 10, 2018. See the shortlist below…

The finalists are:

Sportsboats and RIBs
Alfastreet 23 Open
Chris-Craft Calypso 30
Cormate U23
Fjord 36 xpress
Sacs 900 Sport
Sea Ray SLX 310
XO Cruiser

Superboats
Boston Whaler 420 Outrage
Iguana 29
Riva Rivamare
Vanquish VQ48

Sportscruisers up to 45ft
Bavaria R40 Coupe
Glastron GS 259
Jeanneau Leader 33
Jeanneau NC33
Sealine C430
Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
Windy 27 Solano

Sportcruisers over 45ft
Fairline Targa 53 Open

Fairline Targa 63 GTO
Fjord 48 Open

Princess S60

Wheelhouse and cockpit cruisers
Chris-Craft Commander 42
Cockwells Duchy 35
DaVinci 30
Greenline 39 Hybrid
Jetten Beach 45
Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
MB Yachts Rene 36
Rhéa 730 Timonier

Passagemakers
Fleming 78
Fountaine-Pajot MY44
Sirena Yachts 64
Storm X-65
Trader 42 Signature

Flybridges up to 60ft
Absolute 58 Fly
Bavaria E40 Fly
Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35
Fairline Squadron 53
Sea Ray L550

Flybridges over 60ft
Azimut 66
Princess 62
Sunseeker Manhattan 66

Custom Yachts
Azimut Grande 35 Metri
Custom Line Navetta 37
Ferretti 850
Sanlorenzo SL78